Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Ghost Ranch Painting Workshop

What I saw and what I painted at Ghost Ranch!

I spent an amazing week in northern New Mexico, at a workshop entitled "Plein Air Painting in the O'Keeffe Landscape", taught by Ann Painter. It was a wonderful learning experience for me, and I tried to let go of expectation regarding my work, as I am not a painter and have not had much formal training in painting techniques (read: one class in college) I decided to just soak in the beauty of the desert, and the support and talents of my fellow classmates, and learn from my great teacher....and I am pleased with the results! This was a small acrylic sketch which I later made into a bigger painting, of the chimney rock that was just spectacular!

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